About feud(al)

Welcome to the latest iteration of my online notebooks. This newsletter is called feud(al), the title of a poem in my debut collection, because meditating on the incongruities and conflicts that animate our world is my major pastime. :)

My contention is that feudalism, that system of subservience to capital, never ended, and that the feuds that characterize our society, internal lives, and relationships, are a symptom of that lingering dysfunction.

I invite you to subscribe to receive semi-regular updates that may ramble through poetry, mental health/illness, (im)migration, conflict, the African diaspora, and the suspicion that all is not as it should be. 

Meanwhile, you are welcome to share (about) this newsletter.

Thank you.

Tolu Oloruntoba

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by Tolu Oloruntoba


Tolu Oloruntoba

Serial immigrant, lapsed physician, poet. I clearly don’t know what I’m doing. debut: THE JUNTA OF HAPPENSTANCE, Spring 21. Opinions mine. he/him/his